National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going. If the power is on in our community, you probably have a lineman from Kissimmee Utility Authority or OUC to thank.

In and around Osceola County, and in all the areas that are typically affected by tropical storms and hurricanes, we are reminded often of the importance of these brave men and women.

From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our community running.

These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.

We. thank and honor these very special people who selflessly leave their homes and head off to a job that keeps the community safe and powered!